Hunter: NBA Turning in a ‘Positive’ Season
At the halfway point of an already whirlwind NBA season, union leader Billy Hunter is pleased overall while still reserving judgment about the game in the aftermath of the prolonged lockout.
“Obviously the TV ratings are up. The attendance is up. Merchandising is up. So all the signs are positive, that’s what I’m getting from (NBA Commissioner) David (Stern),” Hunter said Saturday. “The early report is that things are positive.”
After a summer spent haggling mostly over revenue sharing, Hunter said the union is waiting to see the first official revenue figures from the league.
Early indications are the players will be pleased with what they eventually see.